Saltwater (Chicane song)

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Single by Chicane featuring Máire Brennan
from the album Behind the Sun
Released 24 May 1999
Format CD, 12"
Recorded Modena One, Mothership Studios UK
Genre Trance
Length 3:29 (original radio edit)
10:03 (original mix)
Label Xtravaganza
Writer(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Ciarán Brennan and Pól Brennan, Máire Brennan (English-Irish translation).
Producer(s) Nick Bracegirdle, Ray Hedges
Chicane chronology
"Strong in Love"
"Don't Give Up"

"Saltwater" is a song by Chicane featuring the vocals of Irish singer Máire Brennan. The track uses parts of Clannad's 1982 hit "Theme From Harry's Game" with both re-recorded and newly written lyrics.

It was released as a single in 1999, reaching the #6 position on the UK Singles Chart and becoming a popular trance track in clubs across Europe. In 2003, the song was used in a national tourism campaign for Ireland and also by Belfast City Council in adverts promoting the city.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings for "Saltwater":[2]

Australia Maxi CD Single
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Radio Edit)" – 3:29
  2. "Saltwater" (Original Mix)" – 9:49
  3. "Saltwater" (Mothership Mix)" – 3:24
  4. "Saltwater" (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix)" – 9:08
Germany & UK 2-Track Cardboard Sleeve CD Single
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
Germany & UK 12" Vinyl
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
  2. "Saltwater" (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix) – 8:45
Europe Maxi CD Single
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
  3. "Saltwater" (Mothership Mix) – 3:24
UK 12" Vinyl (2005)
  • Side A:
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
  • Side B:
  1. "Saltwater" (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix) – 8:45
  2. "Saltwater" (Thrillseekers Mix) – 8:00
UK Maxi CD Single
  1. "Saltwater" (Original Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) – 9:49
  3. "Saltwater" (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix) – 9:08
  4. "Saltwater" (Paul Thomas Mix)
A 30 second sample of "Saltwater" utilizing vocals from the Clannad song "Theme from Harry's Game"

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A 30 second sample of "Theme from Harry's Game" demonstrating the original version of the vocals used in "Saltwater"

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Music video[edit]

"Saltwater"'s music video incorporates images of surfing juxtaposed with the frenzy of a nightclub. The video was filmed in February 1999. The surfing scenes were shot in Woolacombe, North Devon, the location of many beaches that are popular surfer destinations. The club scenes were shot at a studio on Old Street in London as well at the actual Gatecrasher club in Sheffield.[3]


Chart (1999)[4][5][6] Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 31
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 24
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 16
Ireland (IRMA) 14
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 25
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] 19
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 32
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[14] 6


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